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Fracking Racking up Lawsuits (#Fracking #NIMBY)

… former Clinton—territory: Little Rock, AR. Seems folks there aren’t convinced that fracking’s the way to go to drill for natural gas—at least not in their backyard. Also seems like fracking’s become the NIMBY hot-button issue of the day, reminiscent of the tenor that swept the nation when the Three Mile Island core meltdown was hot and heavy in the news. NIMBY indeed.

The backyard in question here, however, happens to be government-owned land—namely the Ozark …

What is Fracking? Catchy Video Explains the Fracking Fuss


If you haven’t seen the My Water’s on Fire Tonight (The Fracking Song) video, here’s a chance to check it out. It’s quick, but it delivers its message—and there’s something about the bobbing oil towers and retro “What the Frack is Going on…” sound that’s making me have some sort of Soul Train flashback moment.

Credit must be given to ProPublica and the students at NYU Studio 20 who set out to create a video to explain what …

Pennsylvania Fracking Upcoming Events and Public Meetings

Just passing along three upcoming events regarding hydraulic fracking in the Marcellus Shale region that I came across over at the Marcellus Shale Protest website. So if you’re in Pennsylvania, or can be, you may want to attend.  We do try to keep it balanced here, but given the recent lawsuit and the growing groundswell around questions about the safety of fracking near our water supplies, it’s important to stay abreast of local public meetings …

On Shaky Ground? Fracking Lawsuits, Earthquakes and Bad Water (oh my)

… there’s a post over at the Forbes blog today by Dr. Michael Economides defending hydraulic fracking . There’s also a post over at The Motley Fool that shares hydraulic fracturing’s new “problem”: earthquakes. (Actually it isn’t “new”—the notion of fracking contributing to earthquakes has been just below the mainstream media’s lens for a while now).

I had just watched (a bit overdue) the documentary “Flow” last night (clip above), about the threats to our …

Fracking and Flammable Tap Water? NY Says Hell No…for now

… order halting the controversial natural gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing—or fracking —in the state until July 1, 2011.

The fracking process is controversial to say the least because it may be associated with harmful effects on the environment, specifically underground drinking water . Folks in the eastern states of New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are particularly concerned because they sit on shale formations such as the Marcellus Formation, which …


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